Shipping notes No. 172 (July).

Bideford Quay.

Nothing since last issue

Appledore.

On Radio Devon on 3rd July, an early morning report that providing a contract is signed soon for building fishing vessels it is possible for the yard to reopen by October providing employment for approx 100 men. Will keep you informed.

Yelland Quay.

Nothing since last issue.

Bristol Channel Observations.

1/7 at 09.55 bulk carrier Aashiem, 5,826 tons d.w., owners Hans Martin Torkelson Norway, outward bound from Port Talbot having sailed at 07.00. At 18.43 cargo vessel Lina, 5,535 tons d.w., owners Navigator Shipping Ltd Ukraine, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 2200 vehicle carrier Hoegh Singapore, 12,250 tons d.w., owners Hoegh Autoliners Norway, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 16.34.

3/7 at 0932 tug SD Deborah, 45 tons d.w., owners SD Marine Services UK inward bound for Swansea. (Seen again 11.35 4/7 outward bound, having sailed 08.19 heading for her home base of Plymouth). At 10.15 cargo vessel Smaragd, 3,155 tons d.w., owners Smaragd B.V. Netherlands, inward bound for Newport. At 13.05 vehicle carrier Coral Leader, 12,164 tons d.w., inward bound for Portbury. At 21.30 Mia Sophie B, 2,300 tons d.w., owners Sofie B Schiffahtrs GMBH Germany, outward bound from Port Talbot having sailed at 17.09.

5/6 at 10.20 cargo vessel Vardefjell, 3,171 tons d.w., owners Tomke Norway, inward bound for Portbury. At 19.22 cargo vessel Arina, 4,402 tons d.w., owners Markoro Shipping Co Ltd Lithuania, inward bound for Newport. At 20.13 cargo vessel Arklow Rover, 4,933 tons d.w., owners Arklow Shipping Eire, outward bound from Swansea having sailed at 20.03 1st and subsequently having remained at anchor awaiting orders.

6/7 at 06.35 vehicle carrier Grande Napoli, 14,565 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury.

7/7 at 15.43 vehicle carrier Hoegh Jacksonville, 20,578 tons d.w., owners Hoegh Autoliners Oslo, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 18.54 8th outward bound, having sailed from Portbury at 14.58).

8/7 at 17.40 vehicle carrier Victory Leader, 13,363 tons d.w., owners Victory Ray Ltd Isle of Man, outward bound from Portbury having sailed 13.48.

9/7 at 05.30 vehicle carrier Hamburg Highway, 20,703 tons d.w., owners Kawasaki Kisen K.K. Japan, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 08.14 10th having sailed from Portbury at 03.37. At 14.47 vehicle carrier Hoegh Singapore,12,225 tons d.w., owners Hoegh Autoliners Norway, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 10.05. At 16.47 cargo vessel Dolfijn, 2,450 tons d.w., owners Dolfijn Shipping Ltd Russia, inward bound for Newport. (Seen again on 11th,17.07, having sailed at 12.37). At 17.35 cargo vessel Begonia S, 12,119 tons d.w., owners Marenero Shipping Ltd Turkey, inward bound for Newport. At 17.53 cargo vessel Rodau, 3,712 tons d.w., owners Reederei Erwin Strahlmann, inward bound for Birdport. At 19.17 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carriers Norway, inward bound for Portbury.

10/7 at 07.15 vehicle carrier City of Oslo, 5,493 tons d.w., owners Gram Car Carriers Singapore, inward bound for Portbury. At 07.35 container vessel Kristin Schepers, 9,400 tons d.w., owners HS Schiffahrts GMBH & Co KG Germany, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 03.15.

11/7 at 07.05 cargo vessel Jade, 3,261 tons d.w., owners Jade Scheepvaartondernemig Netherlands, inward bound for Newport.

12/7 at 19.08 cargo vessel Transwind, 16,807 tons d.w., owners Transbay Shipping Ltd Latvia, outward bound from Cardiff having sailed at 00.30 9th

13/7 at 14.45 cargo vessel Eems Delta, 17,39 tons d.w., owners Delta Marine Shipping BV Netherlands, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 20.40 vehicle carrier Canadian Highway, 18,581 tons d.w., owners Kawasaki Kisen K.K. Japan, inward bound for Portbury. At 23.00 vehicle carrier Emerald Leader, 10,819 tons d.w., owners Nippon Yusen Kaisha Japan, inward bound for Portbury.

14/7 at 14.20 vehicle carrier Autoprestige, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carriers Norway, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 08.14.

16/7 at 11.45 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carrier Norway, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 07.21. At 16.40 vehicle carrier Manon, 28,370 tons d.w., owners Wallenius Wilhelmsen Norway and Sweden, inward bound for Portbury.

20/7 at 12.30 cargo vessel Fri Porsgrunn, 3,792 tons d.w., owners Vealos AS Norway, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 16.17 Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carrier Norway, inward bound for |Portbury.

21/7 at 0714 vehicle carrier Gravity Highway, 21,000 tons d.w., owners Ray Car Carrier Israel, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 14.21 23rd outward bound from Portbury, having sailed at 09.46). At 08.47 vehicle carrier Opal Leader, 12,500 tons d.w., owners Nippon Yusen Kaisha Japan, inward bound for Portbury. At 12.54 bulk carrier Aasli, 6,630 tons d.w., owners Hans Martin Torkelsen Norway, inward bound for Port Talbot. At 13.40 vehicle carrier Bishu Highway, 17,649 tons d.w., owners Kawasaki Kisen K.K. Japan, heading for Portbury. (Seen again at 18.30 22nd outward bound, having sailed from Portbury at 13.36). At 20.45 bulk carrier Sebat, 18,000 tons d.w., inward bound for Newport.

24/7 at 06.30 container ship Encounter, 9,335 tons d.w., owners JR Shipping BV Netherlands, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 01.54. At 15.25 vehicle carrier Viking Odessa, 6,000 tons d.w., owners Gran Car Carriers Holding Singapore, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 10.02.

25/7 at 18.05 cargo vessel Dagna, 6,000 tons d.w., owners Wagenborg Netherlands, inward bound for Swansea.

26/7 at 06.15 bulk carrier Oshimana, 48,000 tons d.w., owners Masterbulk Pte Ltd Singapore, inward bound for Portbury. At 0625 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons tons d.w., owners European Car Carriers Norway, inward bound for Portbury. At 09.05 cargo vessel Reggedijk, 4,890 tons d.w., owners Wagenborg Holland, inward bound for Cardiff. At 0955 cargo vessel Trubadour, 2,580 tons d.w., owners Baltnautic Shipping Ltd Lithuania, outward bound from Sharpness, having sailed at 01.18.

27/7 at 05.25 vehicle carrier Oceanus Leader, 21,351 tons d.w., owners Nippon Yusen Kaisha Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 23.47 26th. At 05.40 vehicle carrier Amber Arrow, 21,120 tons d.w., owners Ray Car Carrier Israel, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 01.08. At 09.52 vehicle carrier Coral Leader, 12,161 tons d.w., owners Fujyukkuri Maritime SA Norway, inward bound for Portbury. At 21.26 vehicle carrier Hoegh Singapore, 12,250tons d.w., owners Hoegh Autoliners Norway, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 17.25.

28/7 at 08.07 cargo vessel Celtic Warrior, 4,123 tons d.w. owners Charles M. Willie Cardiff, inward bound for Cardiff. At 12.23 cargo vessel Ostbense, 7,500 tons d.w., owners Ostbense Germany, inward bound for Sharpness. At 12.26 cargo vessel Selene Prahm, 2,422 tons d.w., owners Hammann & Prahm Germany, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 19.18 cargo vessel Luhnau, 3,720 tons d.w., owners Reederei Erwin Strahlmann Germany, inward bound for Newport. At 19.35 cargo vessel Feed Rogland, 4,993 tons d.w., owners Halten Bulk AS Norway, inward bound for Sharpness. At 1957 chemical tanker Oratuulia, 6,089 tons d.w., owners Tuulia Shipping CV Netherlands, inward bound for Portbury. At 21.23 vehicle carrier Dignity Ace, 20,589 tons d.w., owners Ray Car Carrier Israel, inward bound for Portbury.

29/3 at 06.40 cargo vessel Shetland Trader, 2,386 tons d.w., owners Faversham Shipping Ltd Cowes IOW, outward bound from Port Talbot having sailed at 01.51. At 16.05 cement carrier Cemsky, 4,250 tons d.w., owners Cemsky Schiffahtrts GMBH Germany, inward bound for Newport.

31/7 at 12.03 bulk carrier Sider King, 25,467 tons d.w., owners Sider Italy Spa, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 06.00. At 22.13 bulk carrier Aastun, 6,100 tons d.w., owners Hans Martin Torkelsen Norway, inward bound for Avonmouth.

According to one of my magazines the cruise ship Rotterdam, owners Holland America Line, is due at Ilfracombe on the 9th August from 08.00 until 1500.

Regards,

Norman.

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